This is my first full week and weigh-in since getting back on track with my eating, and I am happy to say I lost 1 pound
this week. If you remember, I had tried to start back walking after getting my boot off at the end of June, but my foot just wouldn't hear of it. So I began again last week and have decided to walk 1/2 mile for two weeks before upping it. So far, so good.
I'm hoping my foot will cooperate. I am amazed at how much better I feel when I eat right and exercise.
This week, I made quite a few new recipes and really enjoyed most of them.
Healthier Sloppy Joes II - This recipe is 7 PP plus whatever the bun is; however, I used Quorn
instead of ground beef which really lowered the points. Not my favorite sloppy joe recipe, but not bad.
Lemon Almond Tea (ZERO PP) - A delicious, fruity tea or punch! I used Splenda and Diet 7-Up to make it
zero calories! Definitely a keeper!
Reduced Fat Yogurt Ranch Salad Dressing - (3 PP for entire recipe using non-fat
plain yogurt) - I really prefer it as a veggie dip. I ended up adding more garlic powder and chives.
Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken - (5 PP) - I love the idea of adding carrots and
onions, elevating the chicken on the foil balls, and baking it in a crock pot; however, I really prefer the spice mixture of Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie
Style. That is my favorite whole chicken recipe.
Instant Cappuccino Mix (1 PP) - This is stronger than most instant mixes you make that call for
powdered milk (which pleases me). I especially like that I can get my coffee AND chocolate fix for only 1 pointplus!
Green Monster Smoothie (4 PP according to nutrition guide; but since fruits and veggies are 0 PP,
perhaps this only has 1 PP because of the orange juice) - I made sure to first really blend the spinach and carrots in the OJ in order to not have bits of veggies in my drink. Then I added everything else, and it came out fine. It was not green, though. It
came out rather tannish-orange.
I noticed another Green Monster Smoothie and wanted to try it too, especially since the ingredients were different.
This one has peanut butter in it along with the spinach. The entire thing was 10 PP, so I halved the recipe. It's definitely my favorite between the two! A perfect blend of peanut butter and banana with no taste of spinach but all the health benefits. And
it turns out green!
One of my favorite pasta salads is Rainbow Pasta Salad II. I just add whatever veggies I happen to have in the
frig - yellow/red peppers, green onion, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, tomato. And then I marinate it in fat-free Zesty Italian Salad Dressing. The only points would be for the pasta and the dressing.
Many of you have been on this same healthy eating/weight loss journey with me, regardless of your eating plan. Tell me how you're doing and what recipes you've fixed.